Hardware Review Roundup: 1/26/21

Storage: Crucial P2 2TB M.2 NVMe @NikKTech, Samsung SSD 870 EVO @ HotHardware, Samsung 870 EVO @ TweakTown, TeamGroup CX2 1TB SATA3 SSD @ Guru3D, Patriot PXD 1TB Portable USB 3.2 External SSD @ [M]adShrimps, ADATA XPG Gammix S70 2TB M.2 NVMe @ TweakTown

Cases: Corsair 5000D AIRFLOW @ TweakTown,Lian Li O11 Dynamic Mini @ OCInside, SilverStone Fara R1 @ ThinkComputers, SilentiumPC Armis AR7X EVO TG ARGB @ NikKTech

Memory: GeIL Orion AMD Edition DDR4-3200 16GB @ TweakTown, Patriot Viper RGB 32GB DDR4-3600 MHz Kit @ ThinkComputers

Graphics: ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 OC Edition @ TweakTown, MSI Radeon RX 6800 XT GAMING X TRIO @ TweakTown

KBM: i-Rocks K71M @ NikKTech, Corsair Katar Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse @ NikKTech, HyperX Pulsefire Haste Gaming Mouse @ TweakTown

Cooling: EK Water Blocks EK AIO 360 D-RGB AIO @ NikKTech, ARCTIC Freezer 50 @ TweakTown

MSI MEG Z490 Unify, Core i9-10900K & RTX 3080/3090 SUPRIM X

I was quite impressed with the entire MSI Z490 Unify + Intel Core i9-10900K setup, but most of all with the all-MSI system. In what started out with just the motherboard, turned into a full MSI system that I will continue to use for articles on 8K gaming battles against AMD’s just-released Zen 3-powered Ryzen 9 5900X processor.

MSI’s entire system ran nice and cool throughout my weeks of testing, with enough (but quiet) airflow keeping the very hot components (the Core i9-10900K isn’t a cool-running chip) and neither are the GeForce RTX 3090 and GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards when they’re overclocked to the max.

Read more @ TweakTown


You can’t really ask for more than that, but MSI does that and more — it’ll just cost you $1750 for the pleasure. At this price point, spending that much money on a single component is not right — when the RTX 3080 offers nearly the same performance for half the cost — or the RX 6800 XT that costs even less.

But, MSI knows this — you know this, I know this. MSI’s over-the-top GeForce RTX 3090 SUPRIM X is just that — OTT. It costs close to $2K but it will give you performance that is virtually unbeatable on the market right now, and all in style.

Read more @ TweakTown


MSI offers a super over-engineered GeForce RTX 3090 SUPRIM X edition graphics card. Tweaked to the max, huge power delivery, and a card that remains shockingly silent for a product in this enthusiast range. Well, that and of course 24 GB of the fastest GDDR6X memory your money can get you. What will beefed up 10469 shader core powered product offer you?

Read more @ Guru3D

Undervolting NVIDIA’s RTX 3080 / RTX 3090

I think most of us are pretty familiar with the concept of overclocking. This is something that has been done to both CPU’s and GPU’s for many years. Usually you just increase the clockspeed, sometimes with an extra increase in voltage and presto! Increased performance. Or that is how it used to be. For a few generations of GPU’s now the GPU’s have no longer been running with a set clockspeed instead boosting to a higher clockspeed that is partly determined by power target limit and temperatures. So while the Gigabyte RTX 3080 Eagle OC have a 1755 MHz Boost clock it actually often boosts even higher (I’ve seen up to 1900 MHz).

Read more @ Bjorn3D


The most obvious elements to take note of if you’re considering this graphics card are the size, weight, and power requirements. This GPU is gigantic and will therefore need sufficient space within a computer chassis to comfortable reside, it’s also rather hefty in the weight department so if you have an enclosure with GPU weight support, we definitely recommend using it.

Read more @ Vortez

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3090 Eagle OC 24GB

At the same time Nvidia released the excellent RTX 3080 they also released the RTX 3090, a successor to both the RTX 2080 Ti and the Titan RTX. While the RTX 3080 comes with 10 GB VRAM, Nvidia has put a whopping 24 GB VRAM on the RTX 3090. In addition the RTX 3090 comes with 10496 CUDA cores (up from 8704 for the RTX 3080), 82 Streaming Multiprocessors, a wider memory interface and almost 1 TB/s in memory bandwith.

Read more @ Bjorn3D

RTX 3080 and 3090 Shortages – Until 2021

Another day, another NVIDIA shortage…

“I believe that demand will outstrip all of our supply through the year,” Huang said, “Remember, we’re also going into the double-whammy. The double-whammy is the holiday season. Even before the holiday season, we were doing incredibly well, and then you add on top of it the ‘Ampere factor,’ and then you add on top of that the ‘Ampere holiday factor,’ and we’re going to have a really really big Q4 season.”

Read more @ Tom’s Hardware